Great Lakes Marine Park

Port Stephens

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Great Lakes Marine Park

The 98,000 hectare Great Lakes Marine Park extends from Stockton Beach to Forster - including Port Stephens, Karuah River, Myall River, Myall and Smiths Lake - and three nautical miles out to sea. On shore, the bushland has many indigenous cultural and spiritual sites. Offshore, deep submerged cliffs create a water heaven for divers. An official marine conservation area, the park is home to dolphins, turtles, fish, seabirds and seaweeds, along with threatened species such as grey nurse sharks and green turtles.

Do & See

The natural wonders and idyllic climate of Port Stephens makes it a great destination for outdoor adventures. As well as swimming and surfing, you can try parasailing, jet-skiing, kayaking, sailing, or game fishing. Camp in a national park and go koala spotting, or hike to the peak of a mountain for gorgeous coastal vistas and dolphin and whale watching. Scuba divers can explore the sea caves, sponge gardens and shipwrecks at Fly Point Marine Park. Closer to shore, crystal clear rock pools teaming with life will enthrall young explorers. You can play an unforgettable round of golf, or pet a friendly shark - Port Stephens is a beach holiday destination with the lot.